Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019, 18556-18557 [2020-06907]

Download as PDF 18556 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 64 / Thursday, April 2, 2020 / Notices section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: March 27, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Product Comparisons VI. Date of Sale VII. Constructed Export Price VIII. Normal Value IX. Currency Conversion X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–06910 Filed 4–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–814] Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Solidbend Fittings & Flanges Sdn. Bhd. (Solidbend) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 2, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Apr 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 9, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order 1 on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) from the People’s Republic of China (China), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), with respect to one company, Solidbend.2 On October 9, 2019, Solidbend certified it had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.3 On October 18, 2019, we placed United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data on the record and invited comment from interested parties.4 In December 2019, we confirmed Solidbend’s no shipment claim with CBP.5 Because Solidbend reported it has no shipments, several parties requested that Commerce rescind its review of Solidbend; 6 however, Solidbend did not withdraw its review request, and consistent with our practice, we have not rescinded this review with respect to Solidbend.7 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order consists of certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings, having an inside 1 See Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242 (September 9, 2019). 3 See Solidbend’s Letter, ‘‘Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, A–570–814: No Shipment Letter,’’ dated October 9, 2019 (Solidbend No Shipment Certification). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order of Carbon Steel ButtWeld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Release of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Data Query,’’ dated October 18, 2019. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Result of No Shipments Inquiry,’’ dated December 10, 2019. 6 See Tube Forgings, Mills, and Hackney’s Letter, ’’ Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; Comment on Solidbend’s No Shipment Letter,’’ dated October 11, 2019; see also Weldbend’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from China: Comments on CBP Data,’’ dated October 25, 2019. 7 See Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments, In Part; 2018–2019, 85 FR 9735 (February 20, 2020) (Magnesia Bricks). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 diameter of less than 14 inches, imported in either finished or unfinished form. These formed or forged pipe fittings are used to join sections in piping systems where conditions require permanent, welded connections, as distinguished from fittings based on other fastening methods (e.g., threaded, grooved, or bolted fittings). Carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings are currently classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of the HTSUS. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments On October 9, 2019, Solidbend timely filed a statement reporting that it made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.8 We confirmed the claim from Solidbend with CBP. Based on this information, we preliminarily determine that Solidbend had no shipments during the POR. Consistent with our practice, we are not preliminarily rescinding the review with respect to Solidbend. Rather, we will complete the review with respect to this company and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review.9 Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce has made no calculations as part of these preliminary results. Accordingly, there will be no disclosure of the calculations performed for these preliminary results of review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless extended.10 Assessment Rates Upon completion of this administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Pursuant to Commerce’s practice in non-market economy cases, if Commerce continues to determine in the final results that Solidbend had no shipments of subject merchandise, Commerce will liquidate any suspended entries during the POR from Solidbend at the China-wide rate.11 We intend to issue assessment instructions 15 days 8 See Solidbend No Shipment Certification. e.g., Magnesia Bricks. 10 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). 11 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 9 See, E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 64 / Thursday, April 2, 2020 / Notices after the publication date of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding; (2) the cash deposit rate for all Chinese manufacturers or exporters of subject merchandise will continue to be 182.90 percent, the China-wide rate determined in the less-than-fair-value investigation; (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that non-Chinese exporter.12 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. 12 See Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Apr 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 18557 Notification to Interested Parties I. Abstract This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act. This request is for a revision to a currently approved information collection. The objective of the original data collection effort under OMB Control Number 0648–0783 was to assess how changes in saltwater recreational fishing regulations affect angler effort, angler welfare, fishing mortality, and future stock levels. That data collection effort focused on anglers who fished for Atlantic cod and haddock off the Atlantic coast from Maine to Massachusetts. Under this revised information collection request, the objective remains the same, but a new survey will be added with the focus on anglers who fish for summer flounder and black sea bass along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to North Carolina. Data collected from this survey will improve our ability to understand and predict how changes in management options and regulations may change fishing mortality and the number of trips anglers take for summer flounder and black sea bass. This data will allow fisheries managers to conduct updated and improved analysis of the socioeconomic effects to recreational anglers and to coastal communities of proposed changes in fishing regulations. The recreational fishing community and regional fisheries management councils have requested more species-specific socio-economic studies of recreational fishing that can be used in the analysis of fisheries policies. This survey will address that stated need for more species-specific studies. The population consists of those anglers who fish in saltwater along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to North Carolina and who possess a license to fish. A sample of anglers will be drawn from state fishing license frames. The survey will be conducted using both mail and email to contact anglers and invite them to take the survey online. Anglers not responding to the online survey may receive a paper survey in the mail. Dated: March 25, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–06907 Filed 4–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Revised Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey To Collect Economic Data From Recreational Anglers Along the Atlantic Coast National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2020. DATES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Scott Steinback, Economist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543. Tel: (508) 495–4701 or scott.steinback@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Method of Collection The survey will be conducted using two modes: Mail and internet. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0783. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (revision of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 64 (Thursday, April 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18556-18557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06907]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-814]


Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic 
of China: Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that Solidbend Fittings & Flanges Sdn. Bhd. (Solidbend) made no 
shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) July 
1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. We invite all interested parties to 
comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable April 2, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3251.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 9, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order \1\ on carbon steel butt-weld pipe 
fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) from the People's Republic of China 
(China), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act), with respect to one company, Solidbend.\2\ On 
October 9, 2019, Solidbend certified it had no shipments of subject 
merchandise during the POR.\3\ On October 18, 2019, we placed United 
States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data on the record and 
invited comment from interested parties.\4\ In December 2019, we 
confirmed Solidbend's no shipment claim with CBP.\5\ Because Solidbend 
reported it has no shipments, several parties requested that Commerce 
rescind its review of Solidbend; \6\ however, Solidbend did not 
withdraw its review request, and consistent with our practice, we have 
not rescinded this review with respect to Solidbend.\7\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to the Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel 
Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China, 57 FR 
29702 (July 6, 1992) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242 (September 9, 2019).
    \3\ See Solidbend's Letter, ``Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe 
Fittings from the People's Republic of China, A-570-814: No Shipment 
Letter,'' dated October 9, 2019 (Solidbend No Shipment 
Certification).
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order of Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People's 
Republic of China: Release of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
Data Query,'' dated October 18, 2019.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from 
the People's Republic of China: Result of No Shipments Inquiry,'' 
dated December 10, 2019.
    \6\ See Tube Forgings, Mills, and Hackney's Letter, '' Certain 
Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of 
China; Comment on Solidbend's No Shipment Letter,'' dated October 
11, 2019; see also Weldbend's Letter, ``Certain Carbon Steel Butt-
Weld Pipe Fittings from China: Comments on CBP Data,'' dated October 
25, 2019.
    \7\ See Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review and Final Determination of No Shipments, In Part; 2018-2019, 
85 FR 9735 (February 20, 2020) (Magnesia Bricks).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order consists of certain carbon 
steel butt-weld pipe fittings, having an inside diameter of less than 
14 inches, imported in either finished or unfinished form. These formed 
or forged pipe fittings are used to join sections in piping systems 
where conditions require permanent, welded connections, as 
distinguished from fittings based on other fastening methods (e.g., 
threaded, grooved, or bolted fittings). Carbon steel butt-weld pipe 
fittings are currently classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of the 
HTSUS. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs 
purposes. The written product description remains dispositive.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    On October 9, 2019, Solidbend timely filed a statement reporting 
that it made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States 
during the POR.\8\ We confirmed the claim from Solidbend with CBP. 
Based on this information, we preliminarily determine that Solidbend 
had no shipments during the POR.
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    \8\ See Solidbend No Shipment Certification.
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    Consistent with our practice, we are not preliminarily rescinding 
the review with respect to Solidbend. Rather, we will complete the 
review with respect to this company and issue appropriate instructions 
to CBP based on the final results of this review.\9\
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    \9\ See, e.g., Magnesia Bricks.
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce has made no calculations as part of these preliminary 
results. Accordingly, there will be no disclosure of the calculations 
performed for these preliminary results of review in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.224(b).
    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this 
notice, unless extended.\10\
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    \10\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of this administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries. Pursuant to Commerce's practice in non-market economy cases, 
if Commerce continues to determine in the final results that Solidbend 
had no shipments of subject merchandise, Commerce will liquidate any 
suspended entries during the POR from Solidbend at the China-wide 
rate.\11\ We intend to issue assessment instructions 15 days

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    \11\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Non-Market 
Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed 
Chinese and non-Chinese exporters not listed above that have separate 
rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific 
rate published for the most recently-completed segment of this 
proceeding; (2) the cash deposit rate for all Chinese manufacturers or 
exporters of subject merchandise will continue to be 182.90 percent, 
the China-wide rate determined in the less-than-fair-value 
investigation; (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise 
that have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that non-
Chinese exporter.\12\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \12\ See Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to the Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel 
Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China, 57 FR 
29702 (July 6, 1992).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled 
antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion 
to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 
with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This administrative review and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: March 25, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-06907 Filed 4-1-20; 8:45 am]
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